BESTSELLERS

HITLER'S LAST DAYS by Bill O'Reilly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015
Readers looking for a clear picture of "modern history's best-known evil ruler and murderer" or the course of World War II in general would be far better off skipping this knockoff for some of the well-chosen titles recommended at the end. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)Read full book review >
YOUR BABY'S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA by Jimmy Fallon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015
Plotless and pointless, the book clearly exists only because its celebrity author wrote it. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >

HAPPILY ALI AFTER by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015
Though the oddly unfulfilled premise remains a bungle, Wentworth charms her way to safety with her endearing reflections. Read full book review >
THE FIXER by Joseph Finder

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015
Finder returns with another thriller that will have you shaking your head over the protagonist's actions but still turning the pages to find out what happens next. Read full book review >
I WILL TAKE A NAP! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015
As naps go, this is about as strenuous—and as funny—as it gets. (Early reader. 3-9)Read full book review >

PRIMATES OF PARK AVENUE by Wednesday Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015
Sometimes funny but effective for the same reason a Birkin is: it's designed for a certain group of people, and likely them alone. Read full book review >
PALACE OF TREASON by Jason Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015
Although Matthews' technique of using food as a running theme (complete with recipes) doesn't always work, this is another must-read for fans of the spy genre. Read full book review >
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT by Judy Blume
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015
Though it doesn't feel much like an adult novel, this book will be welcomed by any Blume fan who can handle three real tragedies and a few four-letter words. Read full book review >
FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015
Reading a King novel as engrossing as this is a little like backing in a car with parking assist: after a while, you just take your hands off the wheel and the pages practically turn themselves. Read full book review >
DO NO HARM by Henry Marsh
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 26, 2015
Beautifully written and deeply moving—one of the best physician memoirs in recent memory. Read full book review >
GUMPTION by Nick Offerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2015
A smart book of straight talk where laughter and logic meet. Read full book review >
THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015
An absorbing, if sometimes ideologically overbearing, thriller full of violent action and depressing visions of a bleakly imagined future. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >